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It’s been about a month since we peeked behind the curtains to see what the Heavy Blog staff is (really) listening to. We start our three-part update after the jump.

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low city rain

It’s no secret that post-black metal relies heavily upon New Wave music from the 80’s. Listening to many of these so-called blackgaze bands that Niege (Alcest, Amesoeurs) has graced or inspired, you can hear bits of The Cure or Joy Division pop through. Lantlos mastermind Markus Siegenhort decided it was time to just take the sound back to its roots and call it a day apparently, as his new side project LowCityRain is straight-up New Wave, with nary a trace of black metal in sight.

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Nachtmystium have a habit of mixing things up when you least expect it — their transformation from traditional, earthy black metal to a blackened sound more at home in the vast emptiness of space is well documented. Both of the Black Meddle collection were well panned and praised by large sections of the metal community, meaning they succeeded in doing what a lot of groups fail to do in this day and age — get people’s attention. So instead, new track ‘As Made‘ finds the band taking a hard left turn down into the grisly industrial world of Ministry through the use of a robotic rhythm section and extensive electronic effects, it’s not known whether the band will continue this sound as it will be released as a two track EP alongside a cover of a Joy Division track but I certainly wouldn’t mind hearing them take this route in the future. The ever knowledgeable Invisible Oranges has the stream, so check it out!


– DL

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